stylus alternative

Ortwin Regel ortwin at
Tue Sep 11 21:46:29 CEST 2007

There is also which kind of works. It's
especially well suited for FPS games on the DS, probably not the best thing
for phone navigation, though.
The problem with all the finger attachments is that your finger still pretty
much obstructs the view instead of being replaced by a much thinner stylus.
By the way, if you keep looking around for finger cap styli for the DS, you
can find some really scary looking ones...


On 9/10/07, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at> wrote:
> so, i've been following the discussion on finger-based vs.
> stylus-based apps. and i thought it might be a good idea to come up
> with some ideas for something between the two:
> a short (20-30mm long) piece of kit, attached to the finger end
> it would not be gripped between fingers and thumb but instead would
> slip over the end of one finger. it could either be a metal/plastic
> ring, or a soft, close-fitting cap, such as the rubber types used by
> money-counters. a point would be needed to apply pressure to the
> screen - this could be a short piece of metal/plastic, rigidly
> attached to the ring/cap part of the stylus.
> myself, i would be more likely to carry one (lot smaller than stylus,
> cheap to replace if lost) and if it was well-designed it would be
> virtually unnoticeable by others
> anyone else see my vision? or am i insane?
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